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Russian Empire (before 1917)

XIX century authors

XX century

USSR (1917-1991)

Early Soviet

Later Soviet

after 1991


From SF encyclopedia


  • Prince Mikhail Shcherbatov's Puteshestvie v zemlyu Ofirskuyu ["Journey to the Land of Ophir"] (written circa 1785; 1896)
  • "4338 i-god" (1840; trans as "The Year 4338" in Pre-Revolutionary Russian Science Fiction anth 1982 ed Leland Fetzer), an unfinished fragment by Prince Vladimir Odoyevsky
  • "Fourth Dream of Vera Pavlovna", part of the radical novel Chto delat? (1863 in Sovremennik; 1864; trans B R Tucker as What's to be Done? 1883; rev and cut 1961; new trans Nathan H Dole and S S Sidelsky as A Vital Question, or What is to be Done? 1886) by Nikolai Chernyshevsky (1828-1889).


  • Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)
  • Istoriya odnogo goroda ["Chronicles of a City"] (1869-1870) by Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) may also be considered a founding father of the dystopia with Zapiski iz podpolya (1864; trans by C J Hogarth as Letters from Underground 1913; vt Notes from Underground in coll trans Constance Garnett 1918), "Son smeshnogo cheloveka" (1877; trans S Koteliansky and J Middleton Murry as "The Dream of a Queer Fellow" 1915; vt "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" in Perchance to Dream, anth 1972, ed Damon Knight) and Besy (1871-1872; trans Constance Garnett as The Possessed in Complete Works, 1912-1920 12vols; new trans David Magarshack as The Devils 1953).

Hard SF

  • Noveisheye puteshestviye ["The Newest Voyage"] (1784) by Vassily Lyovshin
  • Konstantin Tsiolkovsky